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Best Virginia to Honor the Late Coach Billy Hahn During TBT



Best Virginia Billy Hahn

Best Virginia, WVU’s alumni team, will honor the late coach Billy Hahn during the TBT tournament next week. Best Virginia will wear “BH” patches on their jerseys to honor the former West Virginia assistant, the team said.

Hahn died in early April after a heart attack.

“Our first time being in this tournament we had Coach Hahn on staff and he made the best memories on the trip,” GM John Flowers said. “He is a coach that drastically changed the projection of my career because he took the time to help me change my shot. I can honestly say I don’t know where I would be without him. He is a great person and has a great spirit that will live on forever. I’m glad we are able to honor him and show the appreciation we had for him.” 

Hahn coached at West Virginia under head coach Bob Huggins from 2007 until his retirement in 2017. Hahn coached the Mountaineers to the 2010 Final Four as well as a Big East Tournament title that same year. Hahn was a head coach at Ohio (1986-89) and La Salle (2001-04). Hahn also helped out Best Virginia during the summer of 2019, the first time the team participated in the event.

Best Virginia received the No. 1-seed in the Wheeling regional of the TBT tournament. The super regional will take place from July 25-30 at Wesbanco Arena. Best Virginia will take on Dubois Dream in the first round. Herd That (Marshall) and Zoo Crew (Pitt) will play in the first round as well with the winner potentially facing Best Virginia in the next round.

This marks Best Virginia’s third-straight summer of hosting a regional; two in Charleston (2021-22) and now in Wheeling (2023). Last year, Best Virginia made a run to the Elite-8 in Dayton, the closest the group has been to the $1 million prize.

Best Virginia is 6-3 all-time in their TBT history, dating back to 2019.

Wheeling will be one of TBT’s eight regional locations this summer. Eight teams will compete in the West Virginia Regional over the course of five days in July in the single-elimination event, with the West Virginia Regional champion advancing to the quarterfinals.

The Basketball Tournament is a 64-team field, which the winning team takes home $1 million.

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